Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division

Overall Rank: 136      Population: 2,131,340

The 2015 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 73  72  77  104  132  157  95.99 
1-yr Job Growth2 45  138  159  154  121  137  99.34 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 81  74  76  73  46  97  97.30 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 54  113  128  87  121  136  98.75 
Short-Term Job Growth5 129  153  133  159  175  84  10038.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 90  81  126  135  114  135  92.09 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 124  132  145  149  86  109  98.39 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 39  43  42  37  94  97  0.74 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  23  50  33  144  177  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)